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#BurlON til May 22

by Guest Writer

This May long weekend enjoy the time off by trying out some of the fun things going on in #BurlON. This weekend the Royal Botanical Gardens is reopening their Escarpment Train Exhibit. Also celebrate Victoria Day weekend with a fireworks show at Woodbine Mohawk Park. Here are some of the events we recommend this week in Burlington.

Mohawk Racetrack racingFun at Woodbine Mohawk Racetrack

On May 18, enjoy a night of fun at Woodbine Mohawk Park for Fireworks & Family Fun Night Watch an exciting horse race and enjoy live entertainment, food, and drink. There will also be a fun interactive kid’s zone with crafts, inflatables and pony rides. The night ends with a spectacular fireworks show.

Centro Garden Farmer’s Market

Until Oct 6 Centro Garden’s Farmer’s Market is open for the season. Sundays from 9 am to 12 pm check out local products from various vendors such as Tamp Coffee or Foundry Ice Cream. There is an assortment of goods to try and purchase, so make sure you stop by.

Victorian Tea Party at Bronte Creek

This weekend at Bronte Creek Provincial Park, enjoy a Victorian Tea Party. Learn how to prepare a proper Victorian Tea as they would have enjoyed 100 years ago. There will also be cake and chocolate treats, as well as crafts made by the “Friends of Bronte Creek” for sale. Check their website for seating times.

RBG Arboretum with couple walking along path through cherry blossums taken by Mark Zelilnski

Come to your Senses @ RBG

Returning again for the long weekend is the Escarpment Train Exhibit at the RBG. Take a journey through Canada’s four seasons and see beautiful landscapes while hearing the story of how railroads shaped our history. Also still blooming now due to the cooler spring are the Sakura trees and magnolias at the RBG. Coming soon visitors can experience one of the largest, most diverse, and magnificent collections of lilacs in the world with over 800 species and cultivars of comon lilacs. Check online for exact dates of peak bloom.

Bronte Creek Red BarnEnjoy the Outdoors

This weekend marks the opening of Burlington Beach Rentals at Beachway Park (weather permitting).  You can book hourly rentals of pedal boats, kayaks, canoes and stand up boards, enjoy a cool and comfy Beach Spot for the day or plan ahead and register for awesome summer classes, social events or retreats.

Enjoy spring the way they did in the Victorian era with Spring Time on the Farm at Bronte Creek Park. See historical demonstrations, participate in hands-on activities and Victorian games, and meet some farm animals. The event runs from 10am to 4pm and admission is free with regular park admission.

The Royal Botanical Gardens is inviting you to get Back to Nature with a guided hike throughout the vast grounds. These hikes occur every Sunday and are free to participate in. Hiking is also available at all of the Conservation parks in #BurlON. Check out Conservation Halton’s website to see which trail is best for you.  NOTE:  Due to significant rainfall some of the trails at these locations have been closed due to flooding.  Check websites before you head out for your hikes.

Performers in Drury Lane SpamalotArts and Culture

Drury Lane Theatre is hosting performances of the hilarious comedy Monty Python’s “Spamalot”, all weekend from Thurs 16 to Sun 19.

For the month of May the Art Gallery of Burlington is hosting a Celebration of Art. Also, until May 19 is the whimsical exhibit All Guilds Show, Lore Myths, Legends and Other Stories as well as the exhibit In Common Uncommon until July 28. Every Sunday the Art Gallery has a Family Sunday Open Studio. This is a great way to get creative as a family. Admission is always free, so make sure to stop by for some fantastic art or to find out you potential as an artist.




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